This year, we offer you a concentrated festival comprising, almost entirely, of original productions that will flood the imagination with additional, possible realities. A festival that curates reality through meticulously produced artworks, expands your mind and also tries, wherever possible, to influence that reality in return. During the three weeks of Mekudeshet 2018—and actually at any given moment—we try to go back to our roots, to the spring or the heart of the city, and to call on everyone who believes—no matter what—to come to Jerusalem, to come find what is sacred for them, to come in peace.Tongues of Fire
Coreographer Yasmeen Godder and musician, Tomer Damsky in a duet
In ״Demonstrate Restraint” Godder returns to performing, alongside Tomer Damsky -a musician, vocalist and composer with whom she has been collaborating in her last projects. Together they embody, represent and deconstruct images, words, sounds and symbols of local politics. Emerging from different fields, these two female performers use their extensive artistic practices as a tactic to crack open and engage with loaded, exhaustive and explosive content, shifting between the urge to protest and self and external silencing.
The performance is recommended for age 18 and above.
Creation, Choreography, Perfomance: Yasmeen Godder
Co-creation, Music, Performance: Tomer Damsky
Dramaturgy: Itzik Giuli
Rehearsal Director and Artistic Consultant: Ari Teperberg, Ofir Yudilevitch
Sculpture: Zohar Gotesman
Stage Sculpture Development: Gili Godiano
Light Design: Omer Sheizaf
Costumes Design: Hila Shapira
Video animation: Yoav Brill
Production: Omer Alsheich
Administration: Mirit Ben Weiss
Photography: Tamar Lamm
International Touring: as is presenting arts
"Right To Exist" and Additional Sound Production: WACKELKONTAKT (Marco Milevski Tomasin, Eyal Lally Bitton & Tomer Damsky)The work was co-produced by Mekudeshet 2018 - The Jerusalem Season of Culture, Théâtre Garonne, Scène Européenne – Toulouse and Theatre National de Bretagne (Rennes), France.